NZ workplaces reminded to stay safe when doing Easter egg hunts


WorkSafe New Zealand is reminding workplaces that are Easter egg hunting this weekend to make safety a priority.

People are encouraged to do a risk assessment to ensure that staff doesn’t end up injured.

“What could happen if staff ended up banging heads chasing the same egg? What would happen if someone slipped on the stairs racing floor to get an egg? That’s the sort of thing we want you to think about,” Worksafe said in a statement.

“Don’t over-think it as this is good staff bonding, and we have no intention at all of inserting ourselves into it – in fact, there’ll likely be a few chocolate chases in our offices too,” said Jo Pugh, WorkSafe Deputy General Manager Assessments.

“All the now one-year-old Health and Safety at Work Act requires is that you’ve thought about the risks and how to manage them – any suggestion that we might be taking the fun out of life is just a myth.

“A final thought is that your risk assessment need not include bellyaches from over-indulgence,” said Ms. Pugh.

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